Two of the injured victims in the mass shooting at a Walmart Supercenter in Chesapeake, Virginia, that left six dead, remained in the hospital over Thanksgiving, one of them in critical condition, authorities said.
“This Thanksgiving, we are so thankful for our community and are thinking of every victim of the Walmart shooting and their families,” the city of Chesapeake said in a statement. cheep Thursday, Thanksgiving.
“There are still two injured people in the hospital, one in critical condition and the other in fair/improving condition,” the city said.
The Chesapeake community has been in mourning after a suspect identified by police as Andre Bing, 31, a former Walmart employee, opened fire at the store Tuesday, killing six people and wounding several more before die from a self-inflicted wound, according to authorities.
In a statement Wednesday, Walmart said Bing had been an overnight team leader who had been with the company since 2010.
Chesapeake police said the motive for the deadly shooting was not immediately clear.
They said Bing, who was dead when police arrived on the scene, was armed with a handgun and had several magazines in the shootout. He was “dressed as a civilian and was not wearing any type of armor or ballistic vest.”
A vigil for the victims of the shooting will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at City Park in Chesapeake “so we can honor the victims and grieve together,” the city of Chesapeake said in a tweet.
“Today we are focused only on those injured by Tuesday’s tragic event, but the police investigation continues,” the city said.